When people look back at James Wilder's great 1984 season, they have to give credit to Adger Armstrong, or "Lead Dog" as he became known. Signed as a free agent during 1983, Armstrong was Wilder's blocker for most of two seasons before Leeman Bennett switched to a one-back, two-tight end (and two win) offense in 1985. With his playing time and value diminished, Armstrong was released after his third season in Tampa Bay. Originally a free agent signing of the Cowboys in 1979, he played three years with Houston before becoming a Buccaneer. Originally wore the 46 shirt as in 1983 and 1984 but then switched to 40 in 1985.